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Celebrate the magical Loy Krathong Festival with an authentic Northern Thailand spread at Lemon Garden, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur happening from the 7th till the 17th of November 2019.

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Known as the Thai Festival of Lights, Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most enchanting and the second best-known festival after its New Year’s Songkran festival. Loy Krathong usually takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai Lunar calendar, where festival-goers would place candles on banana leaf boats and let it sail down the rivers as an act of thankfulness for a good harvest and forgiveness of sins.

Lemon Garden has collaborated with Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai to bring over Mr. Chainarin Langkeng who will be in charge of curating a notable buffet spread. Chef Chainarin has over 19 years of experience in culinary, where his cuisine is best described as “modern presentations with traditional Thai flavours”.

Image credit: Shangri-La KL FB

His love for Thai food will be on show with three menus consisting of a wide range of appetizers, soups, mains, live stations and desserts. Diners will have the opportunity to have a taste of traditional Thai food ranging from Lab Gai (Minced Chicken Salad with Ground Rice and Mint Leaf), Yum Mamuang (Green Mango Salad with Shallot and Dried Shrimp), Tom Yam Goong (Thai Spicy Prawn Soup with Lemongrass and Coriander), Kaeng Massaman Nue (Braised Beef with Massaman Curry and Peanuts), a live station preparation of Phad Thai Goong (Thai Style Stir Fried Noodle with Tamarind Sauce), Khao Niew Mamuang (Mango with Sticky Rice) just to name a few.

Opening night for the festival took place on the 7th of November 2019, where guests were treated with a Thai traditional dance, live fruit carving by chef Mr. Narut Saengsakol and the ritual of Loy Krathong (releasing flower boats) at the tranquil Koi Pond within the premise of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Chef Chainarin


Guests who dine at Lemon Garden during the Loy Krathong Festival period will stand a chance to win a return trip to Chiang Mai via Thai Airways and also a two-night stay at Shangri-La Chiang Mai. Follow Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur on instagram (@shangrilakl) to learn more on the details of the giveaway. This festival is supported by the Royal Thai Embassy, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Thai Airways.

Khao Niew Mamuang


The Thai Loy Krathong Festival buffet spread will be available at Lemon Garden Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from the 7th till the 17th of November 2019. The buffet is available for lunch at RM140 nett per adult and RM70 nett per child. Dinner from Sunday to Thursday is priced at RM170 nett per adult,  RM85 nett per child, and Friday and Saturday Seafood Night is priced at RM226 nett per adult and RM113 nett per child.

Location and details

Address: Lemon Garden
11, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2074 3900

Email: [email protected]

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